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Newtown Shooting Tragedy: The First Two Victims Laid To Rest

Mon, December 17, 2012 5:02pm EDT by Add first Comment
Newtown Victims Funerals
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Two young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre were buried today, Dec. 17, in Connecticut. So sad.

Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, both six years old, were among the 20 children killed Friday morning, Dec.14 during the devastating shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  Services for both of the boys were held earlier today.

Noah’s family and friends gathered at the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, CT. The burial was followed at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe.

Noah’s twin sister, Arielle, survived the deadly assault when her teacher hid her class in the bathroom.

Jack’s services were held at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, followed by a burial at Newtown Village Cemetery.

According to Good Morning America,  Jack was a huge New York Giants fan.  After hearing this, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wrote “R.I.P. Jack Pinto,” “Jack Pinto, my hero,” and “This one is 4 U!” on his cleats and gloves before playing the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 16. Prior to the game, Victor tweeted the photos, along with his condolences.

Victor told reporters that he had been in contact with the Pinto family — and they informed him that they planned on burying their son in Victor’s No. 80 Giants jersey.

“There are no words that can describe the type of feeling you get when a kid idolizes you so much that, you know, unfortunately they put him in a casket with your jersey on,” Victor said.

“I also spoke to an older brother and he was distraught as well. I told him to stay strong and I was going to do whatever I can to honor him,” he added. “He was fighting tears and could barely speak to me.”

Victor said he plans to give the gloves he wore during the game to the Jack’s family.

Victor also revealed that he kept his 11-month-old daughter, Kennedy, extra close to him after hearing about the tragedy.

“We slept together that night,” he said, “and it was a good feeling. It was one that I cherished.”

Our prayers and thoughts are with all the victims, especially with Jack and Noah and their families.

Sandra Clark

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